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— July 2010 Archive —

Warning: Much pondering and thinking out loud ahead. So for the past week or so I’ve been playing Frontierville on Facebook, and for part of that time Tipa of West Karana has been my neighbor. She reviewed the game today and I urge you to read what she had to […]

I’m sure you’ve seen this, but on the off chance you haven’t… Now don’t go grumping at me in the comments. I fully realize a trailer like this has next to nothing to do with how the game will play; it just sets up the lore. But just forget there’s […]

Riffing on a quick back and forth I had on Twitter, I thought I’d wax nostalgic a little bit about my WoW phase. When I played WoW, I lived alone. I was unemployed and in-between job interviews and freelance gigs I’d spend 20, 30 or even more hours playing each […]

I’ve been having problems with my arm lately (friends will remember I went through this last fall…it’s a recurring RSI/pinched nerve/something thing that hits my left shoulder every so often) which means traditional gaming was more or less off the table this weekend. A bit of Deathspanking but that was […]

So I’ve been playing Deathspank, the hack & slash rpg-lite game from Ron Gilbert and Hothead Games. You can find it on PSN or XBLA for $15, or whatever arcane equivalent that is in Microsoft Points. It plays basically like a Diablo or Torchlight, though it’s stripped down somewhat. Still, […]

Today TechCrunch posted a really stupid article called Why Iím Craigslisting My iPads. It isn’t timely (we saw many similar articles in April) and the author clearly had no idea what an iPad was when he bought it. Basically he was looking for a laptop replacement, and the iPad isn’t […]

In the run-up to E3 I was pretty excited to see what Sony was going to show with regard to Move, their new Wii-like motion controller. At the end of E3 I was asking myself “Why was I ever excited about that product?” The offers on display were pretty mediocre. […]

So Alpha Protocol came out a few weeks back. Reviews have been moderate, but I’ve heard more than one person say that in spite of some jankiness, they were still having fun with the game. I was on the fence about getting it, figuring I would eventually but waiting on […]

Isis gave up her long battle with health issues and left us last night. She’d been unwell for a couple of years, really, but a few weeks ago she got really bad and I feared we were going to lose her. We made a vet appointment but by the time […]

I was listening to GiantBomb’s podcast, the BombCast, yesterday, and Jeff Gerstmann was talking about APB. He did a real hatchet job on the game, talking at length about things he didn’t like about the game. In some cases, things that don’t actually exist in APB. Now in all fairness […]